How to get rid of kidney stones fast for my pregnant wife?

The formation of kidney stones is quite a common problem, in several people. Chemicals that are present in the urine, such as uric acid, oxalic acid, calcium and phosphorus are the main factors that form stones in the kidney. The stones form and grow when the concentration of any substance in the urine exceeds its level of solubility. These stones are composed mainly of phosphate or calcium oxalate and may vary in consistency and size. They can also cause intense pain, when they try to pass the ureter, on the way to the bladder. The pain is often felt in the left side initially and then in the thighs and groin. Apart from the pain, the most common symptoms of kidney stones are frequent or painful urination, nausea, chills, vomiting, perspiration and scanty urination. At times, traces of blood may also be present in the urine. Kidney stones are often the result of defects in one’s general metabolism. They could also be caused by following a wrong diet, which includes the excessive intake of acidic foods, sugar, white flour, coffee, tea, meat, spices, condiments and rich foods. The lack of certain vitamins, overeating and leading a sedentary lifestyle could be possible causes of kidney stones too.

There are several healthcare providers, who suggest waiting for kidney stones to pass on their own. Some may also prescribe a medicine. However, not all forms of medication may be appropriate for everybody. It is better for a pregnant woman to adopt a home treatment for kidney stones, after consulting a doctor. Given below are some of the most common home kidney stone treatment options:
  • Kidney beans: Also known as dried French beans, kidney beans are considered the most effective home treatment for kidney stones. Remove the beans from the pods and then slice the pods. Boil four liters of water and add about sixty grams of slides pods to the water. Allow the water, to boil with the beans slowly, for about 6 hours. Then strain the liquid and allow it to cool for around 8 hours or so. Strain the fluid again and drink this liquid every two hours, for two days. Boiled liquid should not be kept for over 24 hours.
  • Certain fruits: Apples, grapes, watermelons and pomegranates are very useful in treating kidney stones.
  • Basil: This herb strengthens the kidney. Take a spoon of basil juice mixed with a spoon of honey to expel the stone from the urinary tract.
  • Celery: The regular intake of celery can help prevent the formation of kidney stones. Celery should be regularly consumed by people who are prone to kidney stones. This is an effective treatment for kidney stones.
Hot fermentation and certain Yoga poses can also help get rid of kidney stones. However, pregnant women should check with a doctor, before trying any home kidney stone treatments.

answered by G M

Kidney stones are a very common medical ailment that can have very serious consequences if the condition is of the more severe variety. Kidney stones are amongst the most painful urological disorders. It is estimated that up to 3 million doctor consultations every year within the United States of America alone are for kidney stones. The actual ‘stone’ is simply a solid mass that has developed from crystals that get separated from the urine inside the urinary tract. Under normal conditions, the urine contains a group of chemicals that prevent the formation of these crystals; however, these chemicals are not always as effective from one individual to the next. The stones vary in variety as a result of the varying combination of substances with which they form. The less common type of kidney stones is the result of an infection within the urinary tract and is medically known as a strutive or an infection stone. There are a number of factors that will place certain individuals at a higher risk of the development of the condition. As always, hereditary plays its part as the condition is known to run down generations of the same blood line.  Age is another contributing factor and most victims of kidney stones are usually between the age of 40 and 70. Kidney stones are also a very common medical ailment during a pregnancy and studies have shown that the higher calcium intake of the expecting mother, along with the reduced ability of the kidneys to hold calcium, is to be blamed.

In most cases of pregnancy, the kidney stones are detected during the second or third trimester and about 70% of them will pass out of the body naturally, without any medical assistance. Some of the more effective home remedies used to treat kidney stones when the woman is pregnant include a higher intake of kidney beans. Grapes are also highly regarded for their effectiveness when dealing with kidney stones as a result of their high potassium salts as well as the high water content. Moreover, the fact that they have low chloride content only serves to increase its effectiveness. Other fruits with high water content such as watermelon, pomegranates and apple are also highly effective. You could also try an age old remedy of making a tall glass of bright red tomato juice and adding a pinch of salt and pepper before consuming it on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.

answered by M W

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